yeah i hear you
labels can be so misunderstood. like the label of "man". and the label of "hippie generation" and stuff.
if you dont want to answer, just dont answer. of course there was a beat generation. it came after the lost generation and before the hippie generation. it is what it is. i dont think we're using labels here to limit anything, but rather to be able to communicate effectively. that's all.
shouldnt you be working on your book, anyway?